Wastedland 2 (32 min / color / 2017) follows three solitary vandals (played by Wolftits, Avoid, and Smells) who cross paths while searching for the meaning of a trail of enigmatic artworks left behind by UFO 907, another nomadic artist. Roaming from one decaying zone to the next in a never-ending search for beer, weed, and a wall to paint, the vandals form a pact with the rest of the surviving seekers (played by Rambo, Noxer, EKG, and others) to attain the answer to their unanimous question of their futility- “what’s the point?”
The existential fantasy film Wastedland 2 (32 min / Color / 2017 / Dir. Andrew H. Shirley) is a site specific immersive film installation transforming various spaces into a three-dimensional post-apocalyptic graffiti wonderland. Here questions of fate and self collide with graffiti folk lore through wordplay, sculpture, artifacts, and characters – all centered around thematics from the film- created by Shirley, his actors and members of the notorious Brooklyn based 907 graffiti crew. This environment allows the viewer to enter the psychology of the narrative, to identify and ultimately re-define the way one traditionally engages with film and artwork.
ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION INCLUDE ADAM VOID, AMY SMALLS, CASH4, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, GEORGE VIDAS, GREG HENDERSON, NOXER, RAMBO, RYAN C. DOYLE, SMELLS, UFO 907, WILLIAM THOMAS PORTER, WOLFTITS.
Written & Directed by Andrew H. Shirley Director of Photography David Vlasits Additional Camera Jeffrey Lacascio and Jason Summers Editor / VFX Lee Eaton SFX Design / Re-recording Mixer Mike Frank ADR Recording Jay McClain Artwork by UFO 907 Additional UFO Design / Construction Ryan C. Doyle and William Thomas Porter Musical Score by Craig Andersonic Music by Unstoppable Death Machines and more …